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Adam LaRoche

34-Year-Old First Baseman – Washington Nationals

2014 Stats

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.269

HR

13

RBI

55

R

43

SB

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2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

LaRoche's season wasn't as bad as his 2011, but it was still a weaker effort than the Nationals expected. Side effects from new medication to control ADHD were initially fingered as the culprit, but t...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 205   DOB: 11/6/1979   BORN: Orange, CA   COLLEGE: Seminole (OK) JC   DRAFTED: 29th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Adam LaRoche Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $24 million deal with the Nationals in January 2013.

July 23, 2014  –  Adam LaRoche News

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Adam LaRoche Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 24 AAA RIC 4 12 11 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .182 .250 .455 .705
2005 25 MAJ ATL 141 502 451 53 117 48 28 0 20 78 0 2 39 87 2 6 4 .259 .320 .455 .775
2006 26 MAJ ATL 149 557 492 89 141 72 38 2 32 91 0 2 55 128 1 7 2 .287 .356 .567 .923
2007 27 MAJ PIT 152 632 563 71 153 63 42 0 21 88 1 1 62 131 0 4 3 .272 .345 .458 .803
2008 28 A HIC 3 12 10 2 6 2 1 0 1 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .600 .667 1.000 1.667
2008 28 MAJ PIT 136 554 492 66 133 60 32 3 25 85 1 1 54 122 0 6 2 .270 .341 .500 .841
2009 29 MAJ ATL 57 242 212 30 69 24 11 1 12 40 0 0 28 59 0 2 0 .325 .401 .557 .957
2009 29 MAJ PIT 87 368 324 46 80 38 25 1 12 40 2 2 41 81 0 3 0 .247 .329 .441 .770
2009 29 MAJ BOS 6 19 19 2 5 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .263 .263 .526 .789
2009  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ ATL/PIT/BOS 150 629 555 78 154 65 38 2 25 83 2 2 69 142 0 5 0 .277 .355 .488 .843
2010 30 MAJ ARI 151 615 560 75 146 64 37 2 25 100 0 1 48 172 0 4 3 .261 .320 .468 .788
2011 31 MAJ WAS 43 177 151 15 26 7 4 0 3 15 1 0 25 37 0 1 0 .172 .288 .258 .546
2012 32 MAJ WAS 154 647 571 76 155 69 35 1 33 100 1 1 67 138 0 9 0 .271 .343 .510 .853
2013 33 MAJ WAS 152 590 511 70 121 42 19 3 20 62 4 1 72 131 0 4 3 .237 .332 .403 .735
2014 34 A POT 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2014 34 AA HAR 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
2014 34 MAJ WAS 87 371 312 43 84 26 13 0 13 55 0 0 52 67 0 6 1 .269 .369 .436 .805
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3-Year Averages     116 470 411 53 100 38 19 1 18 59 2 0 54 102 0 4 1 .243 .330 .426 .756
Career  (View All)     1425 5,630 4,982 681 1,320 557 313 14 230 802 10 11 570 1,233 5 54 19 .265 .339 .472 .811

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Adam LaRoche Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 29 @Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .369 .436 .805
Jul. 28 @Mia 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .273 .373 .442 .815
Jul. 27 @Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .376 .444 .820
Jul. 26 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .377 .447 .824
Jul. 25 @Cin 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .381 .453 .834
Jul. 23 @Col 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .378 .449 .827
Jul. 22 @Col 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .381 .453 .834
Jul. 21 @Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .381 .443 .824
Jul. 20 Mil 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .383 .450 .833
Jul. 19 Mil 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .273 .379 .447 .826
Jul. 18 Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .378 .451 .829
Jul. 13 @Phi 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .383 .457 .840
Jul. 12 @Phi 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .389 .466 .855
Jul. 11 @Phi 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .395 .475 .870
Jul. 10 @Bal 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .289 .394 .473 .867
Jul. 9 @Bal 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .289 .393 .470 .863
Jul. 8 Bal Did not play.
Jul. 7 Bal 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .395 .472 .867
Jul. 6 ChC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .401 .482 .883
Jul. 5 ChC 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .400 .486 .886
Jul. 4 ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .402 .490 .892
Jul. 2 Col 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .408 .498 .906
Jul. 1 Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .412 .504 .916
Jun. 30 Col 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .307 .415 .509 .924
Jun. 28 @ChC 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .417 .500 .917
Jun. 28 @ChC 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .306 .417 .489 .906
Jun. 27 @ChC 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .420 .493 .913
Jun. 26 @ChC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .419 .479 .898
Jun. 25 @Mil 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .421 .483 .904
Jun. 24 @Mil 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .424 .490 .914
Last 7 Days 30 1 7 1 0 1 7 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 .233 .250 .367 .617
Last 14 Days 56 4 10 2 0 1 8 6 11 0 0 0 4 0 .179 .242 .268 .510
Last 30 Days 112 11 22 3 0 4 16 11 24 0 0 1 4 0 .196 .266 .330 .596

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Adam LaRoche: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 85 1
2013 149 1
2012 153
2011 43
2010 146 2
2009 148 1

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Adam LaRoche Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014878190.241.310.640
2013131113121.198.313.566
20121681811280.268.506.825

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142253512460.280.484.868
20133805917503.250.434.791
20124035822721.273.511.864

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014151226240.298.444.838
2013258379352.244.391.720
20122683417541.269.519.871

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014161217310.242.429.774
20132533311272.229.415.751
20123034216460.274.502.836
Adam LaRoche Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 24 AAA RIC 12 11 8.3% 0% 0.00 100% .100 .273
2005 25 MAJ ATL 502 451 7.8% 17.3% 0.45 81% .282 .196
2006 26 MAJ ATL 557 492 9.9% 23% 0.43 74% .328 .280
2007 27 MAJ PIT 632 563 9.8% 20.7% 0.47 77% .321 .186
2008 28 A HIC 12 10 16.7% 8.3% 2.00 90% .625 .400
2008 28 MAJ PIT 554 492 9.7% 22% 0.44 75% .313 .230
2009 29 MAJ ATL 242 212 11.6% 24.4% 0.47 72% .404 .232
2009 29 MAJ PIT 368 324 11.1% 22% 0.51 75% .294 .194
2009 29 MAJ BOS 19 19 0% 10.5% 0.00 89% .250 .263
2009  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ ATL/PIT/BOS 629 555 11% 22.6% 0.49 74% .332 .211
2010 30 MAJ ARI 615 560 7.8% 28% 0.28 69% .333 .207
2011 31 MAJ WAS 177 151 14.1% 20.9% 0.68 75% .207 .086
2012 32 MAJ WAS 647 571 10.4% 21.3% 0.49 76% .305 .239
2013 33 MAJ WAS 590 511 12.2% 22.2% 0.55 74% .281 .166
2014 34 A POT 2 2 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2014 34 AA HAR 4 3 25% 25% 1.00 67% .500 .000
2014 34 MAJ WAS 371 312 14% 18.1% 0.78 79% .306 .167
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3-Year Averages     470 411 11.5% 21.7% 0.53 75% .282 .183
Career     5,630 4,982 10.1% 21.9% 0.46 75% .310 .207

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2014 Stat Review for Adam LaRoche    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.269 AVG
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79% Contact Rate
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.306 BABIP
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Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.436 SLG
GOOD
.167 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.78 BB/K
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14.0% BB Rate
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18.1% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.805 OPS
GOOD
.369 OBP
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Adam LaRoche: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

LaRoche went 2-for-3 Sunday with a walk and two runs scored.

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LaRoche went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Cubs.

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LaRoche went 2-for-4 Friday with a home run and also scored twice.

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LaRoche was responsible for all of Washington's offense Monday night, launching a three-run home run in the third inning.

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LaRoche is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals.

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LaRoche went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Monday against the Marlins.

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LaRoche went 1-for-4 with a walk in his return to the Nationals lineup Sunday.

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LaRoche (quad) will be activated from the 15-day DL on Sunday.

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LaRoche (quadriceps) will play Sunday against the Pirates, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports.

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LaRoche (quadriceps) expects to play Sunday, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

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LaRoche (quadriceps) could come off the DL on Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports.

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LaRoche (quadriceps) is on track for a Monday return from the disabled list, the Washington Post reports.

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LaRoche (quadriceps) will move his rehab assignment to Double-A Harrisburg on Saturday, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Everyone knew what to expect from Adam LaRoche in 2012, didn't we? The notoriously slow starter was coming off a torn labrum that all but wiped out his 2011 season, and Mike Morse looked like the far better bet to play first base for the Nats anyway, so the perennial second-tier consolation prize at first base was written off and relegated to endgame warm body status in leagues deep enough that he got drafted at all. “Nuts to that,” LaRoche said, and promptly rang up a .329/.415/.549 April en route to a career season at age 32. As a lesson in humility for fantasy experts, LaRoche's season was invaluable, and there is reason to think his performance could be due to an actual change in his approach rather than simply being a fluke (he had career-best line drive and groundball rates in 2012, and his 17 percent HR/FB rate was not too much out of character), but the safest course would be to forget that the last two years ever happened and value you him as you always did, as a second-tier consolation prize at first base.

2012

LaRoche's 2011 season ended early due to left shoulder surgery. He suffered the injury during spring training, and it was obvious the injury affected his performance at the plate. His HR/FB ratio was a career-low 6.8 percent (14.8 percent for career), and he had a career-worst .086 ISO (.211 career). While not a top-tier first baseman, LaRoche had been a model of consistency by hitting 25 home runs in each of the previous three seasons with ISO's between .207 and .230. If healthy, LaRoche should produce 22-25 home runs and a .265/.335/.475 type of slash line, but keep an eye on his recovery during spring training before investing.

2011

Always a popular draft-day fallback option at first base, LaRoche churned out another 25-homer campaign in 2010 while driving in 100 runs for the first time in his career. It wasn't enough for the cost-cutting D-Backs to bring him back with a longer contract during the offseason, and he'll begin the 2011 season with his fifth organization after signing a two-year deal with Washington. Underneath the favorable rotisserie production are signs of decay, most notably a career-low 69 percent contact rate and a walk rate that fell (down to eight percent) for the second straight season. Although the power tends to come in waves from LaRoche, he should be good for another 20-plus long balls again this time around while his plate discipline and batting average continue to slowly erode.

2010

LaRoche had an up-and down season that saw him re-establish himself as an everyday first baseman with the Braves. LaRoche got off to his typical slow start with Pittsburgh (hitting just .247) before he was traded to Boston in July. He sat on the bench for his six games with the Red Sox before he was traded again to the Braves. LaRoche got hot with Atlanta (.957 OPS) as he took over the starting job, but that's not a surprise given the streaky pattern of his career (a lifetime .703 OPS before the All-Star break vs. a .909 OPS in the second half). LaRoche has good power as he's hit more than 25 home runs in three of the last four season and he draws walks, so he should be productive in an everyday role. His biggest risk is that he'll fall into a platoon role given his trouble against lefties (.902 OPS vs. righties against .706 OPS vs. lefties last season).

2009

For the second straight season, LaRoche came up shooting blanks the first two months of the season for the Bucs. Although his final numbers look passable -- a .270 batting average, 27 homers and 85 RBI -- LaRoche was an unreliable first base option in fantasy leagues. The lefty batted just .220 through the end of May. After hitting at a .390 clip in July, however, LaRoche slipped to .228 in August. September then saw him drive in 26 meaningless runs. In other words, LaRoche not only frustrates his fantasy owners, but also the Pirates. His numbers should prove similar to what they were in 2008, but LaRoche should serve as nothing more than a middle-to-low fantasy choice at first base.

2008

Stand up if you predicted LaRoche's splits against left-handed/right-handed pitching and his home/away performance in 2007. Good. Now sit down because no one believes you, anyhow. Everyone knows that LaRoche is a slow starter -- he hit .239 before the All-Star break and .312 after it -- but few could have predicted the lefty would bat .299 against lefties and .262 versus righties. Or that he'd hit .305 at PNC Park and .237 on the road. But that seems to be the nature of LaRoche -- unpredictability. Overall, LaRoche batted .272 with 21 homers and 88 RBI. It would be surprising to see him not improve upon those numbers with a year under his belt in Pittsburgh.

2007

Traded to the Pirates in January of 2007. he's expected to bat cleanup against righthanded pitching and fifth (or perhaps sixth) against lefties. He's coming off a breakout season that saw his power surge. LaRoche started last season slowly and was still being platooned against left-handed pitching. He was hitting just .251/.325/.479 before the All-Star break. He caught fire in July and hit an amazing .323/.387/.655 after the break. LaRoche continued to struggle against southpaws with just a .797 OPS vs. lefties compared to a .950 OPS vs. righties. He could lose at bats in a platoon if he slumps as a result. While he took a few more walks last season, his eye at the plate could make his batting average a risk. His power is for real, however, and that will make him a hot commodity.

2006

LaRoche's tenure as Atlanta's starting first baseman could be on the line this year after two mediocre seasons that have so far failed to live up to his hot prospect label. While LaRoche hit seven more home runs in 2005, his on-base and slugging averages fell. He had just a .527 OPS against left-handed pitching, so he'll likely need to be platooned once again. He's only a second-tier NL first baseman and his poor eye at the plate and lack of proven power potential could make him a bust.

2005

LaRoche platooned with Julio Franco and had a disappointing start to his rookie season. He hit just .242 with 2 HR before separating his left shoulder in late May, missing a month. Once he returned he caught fire and hit .302 with 10 HR and a .952 OPS after the All-Star break. He should be in less of a platoon situation this season after his late-season surge and with Franco likely to decline at age 46. The jury is still out on his power potential and with the platoon situation taking away at-bats, he'll start the season as a second-tier first baseman. However, his strong second half shows he has potential to surprise.

2004

After a strong year in the minors, LaRoche could be in the mix for playing time at first base for the Braves. He hit .283 with 12 homers and a .381 OBA at Double-A and .295 with 8 HR and a .360 OBA at Triple-A last season. If the Braves don't sign a big name free agent, he could be the left-handed part of a platoon at first base.

2003

A strong year in High-A ball pushed LaRoche onto the Braves' radar screen, and could be a viable big league bench bat down the road.